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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dynamite Magazine & Cap House

 
 
Dynamite Magazine & Cap House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
1. Dynamite Magazine & Cap House Marker
Inscription.  

The dynamite and caps for the mine were stored above ground in separate containers made of steel and lined with wood to prevent sparks. Both storage units were ventilated and grounded to protect against lightning strikes. These containers had to be placed 300 feet apart and at least 150 feet from the mine entrance. This magazine and cap house came from the Mountain Coal Company and were built by Tom Supey Jr.

 
Erected by Lackawanna County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 25.017′ N, 75° 42.904′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is located on the grounds of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, in McDade Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (here, next to this marker); Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (here, next to this marker); The Loading and Supply Dock (a few steps from this marker); A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond
Dynamite Magazine (right) & Cap House (left), and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
2. Dynamite Magazine (right) & Cap House (left), and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Information About This Piece of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Loader (within shouting distance of this marker); Scranton's History Mule (within shouting distance of this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  About the Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. (Submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Dynamite Magazine (rear) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 12, 2020
3. Dynamite Magazine (rear)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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